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post #21 of 42 Old 08-26-2013, 04:49 AM Thread Starter
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post #22 of 42 Old 08-26-2013, 04:51 AM Thread Starter
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a dressage horse is a fantastic idea!!
It would be a very cool "job" for him. My only concern is his left front lower leg, as it is a little turned due to his prior constant circling. Our vet is seeing him Thursday, so I will have more information on it then.
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post #23 of 42 Old 08-26-2013, 04:58 AM Thread Starter
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post #24 of 42 Old 08-26-2013, 05:38 AM
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Since Cody came into our rescue on a "sanctuary basis", he won't be up for adoption, so even if he can never be ridden, nobody will ever have to worry about that, as he is now guaranteed a happy and safe lifetime where he will be kept and accepted regardless of "what he can do".-- So in other words, for this very special case, our rescue would not have rescued a healthy horse simply because our rescue isn't a horse rescue per-say. So in a sense, it is actually better that we rescued him, versus a full-blown horse rescue, as now he won't be taking up the space/resources that full-blown horse rescue could be spending on other horses.
Then thank you for taking him, you have my support.


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In a more general response to your concern, rescues do rescue both healthy and ill/injured animals because regardless of their situation, they need to be given a chance. It is not their fault they were allowed to get ill, injured, or were discarded like garbage from the human race.
I would disagree, but that's another conversation.
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post #25 of 42 Old 08-26-2013, 12:57 PM
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I love how, at this point in his wee little horse phase, he kinda' looks like a Donkey! So darn precious!

Life seems mighty precious, when there's less of it to waste.
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post #26 of 42 Old 08-26-2013, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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I love how, at this point in his wee little horse phase, he kinda' looks like a Donkey! So darn precious!
I know! I visited him one time and he was all fluffy, then then next time he was shaved. I was like "aw... now he looks like... a donkey....". Haha!
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Wow. Lovely. What are your plans for him?
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post #28 of 42 Old 08-26-2013, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
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Wow. Lovely. What are your plans for him?
He will be working on groundwork for a long time, getting used to all sorts of situations and desensitizing, and just be a horse with his friends in a paddock (once he is weaned). When he is old enough, I would like to start him under saddle if his legs allow it and if he enjoys it. Dressage seems like a great option for him if it works out!
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post #29 of 42 Old 08-26-2013, 07:14 PM
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Big thumbs up to you for taking on this challenge. I as you would not have left this guy just because he is blind, he can still hear you right? It's not as though all senses have gone.

He has been born blind so knows no different, he will learn to rely on other senses and become a wonderful and sensitive horse.

Keep us updated with lots of photos and how he is getting on
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post #30 of 42 Old 08-26-2013, 11:50 PM
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He is SO cute. Good luck with him and keep up the good work :).
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